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And the worst part is that it purports to be a movie criticizing the sexualization of minors in Hollywood.

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Apparently it's so bad that even Reddit is criticizing it.

And the worst part is that it purports to be a movie *criticizing* the sexualization of minors in Hollywood. 🤢 Apparently it's so bad that even *Reddit* is criticizing it.

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I watched it when the big controversy happened. I get what the director was trying to do. It was meant to be a critique of Western sexualization of girls, juxtaposed with the main character's conservative Muslim upbringing. I think it was supposed to point out how they are two sides of the same misogynistic coin.

But yeah, I can understand the criticism. The sexualization of such young girls on camera was hard to watch. And there's no way scenes like that aren't going to draw an unsavory crowd.

I get that, but why couldn't the director (who is female, btw) just hire young-looking actresses instead of underaged girls? If you wanted to do something edgy like that, it's best not to use real children in a movie about sexualization.

Oh yeah, I agree. Especially since the girls in question were preteens.

You just learned about this movie today? It was a huge controversy two years ago. Literally almost every media outlet was talking about it. It literally dropped Netflix stock down

There were some discussions on Ovarit if you’re interested! The threads are too old to add to but they’re still here:

https://ovarit.com/search/Cuties

You’re late to the party.

I think the concept of the movie was extremely feminist. It should have been animated.

Animation would have solved the problems. What a great idea... too late now.

I really liked it, sorry all!

I’m gonna make it worse for you, there was some creepy bloke on YouTube who reviewed it and discussed how the girls aroused him.

I’m too tired to look for it right now, I think the original link is gone, but people made commentary videos on it and I’ll look for it tomorrow

I remember all the drama over it a few years ago when it was first released. It's still creepy as hell.

It's still on Netflix? I remember the massive worldwide backlash when it came out.

[–] Erhanne 3 points Edited

Did you watch it? It is denouncing how the society only offers girls two choices: be the "good girl", pious and well-behaved, or the "bad bitch", over-sexualised from childhood. I liked this movie and honestly I don't believe the way it is filmed can be in any way arousing to anyone. It is cringy in the way preteens are, but the ending is sweet.

It's a coming of age movie about young girls struggling to be perceived as human and being flushed with conflicting messages from society.

Ah, also it's French so no Hollywood. The movie is set in a suburban mostly Muslim community, and is honestly very realistic. Iirc the director was inspired by her own childhood.

It's the same logic as Borat IMO.

I haven't watched Borat and I fail to see the similarities from the Wikipedia page, but maybe ?